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Boston woman, 44, killed by shark while paddleboarding in the Bahamas

A Boston woman was killed by a shark while vacationing in the Bahamas on Monday, local police said.

The 44-year-old woman was paddleboarding with a male relative about three-quarters of a mile from shore when she was suddenly bitten by a shark at about 11:15 a.m. in New Providence, according to the Royal Bahamas Police Force. It is said that

Lifeguards witnessed the attack on the beach at Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort and rushed to the pair in a boat to rescue them, police spokesman Sergeant John Johnson said. Desiree Ferguson told reporters.

Guards brought them back to shore, and CPR was performed on the woman.

However, she suffered “severe injuries to the right side of her body,” including her lower back and upper extremities, Ferguson said.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene and her body was taken from the beach. The woman’s identity was not immediately released.

The woman was paddleboarding with a male relative when she was attacked. Reuters
The victim sustained serious injuries to the right side of his body and died at the scene. Reuters

Witnesses told local media that the woman had just gotten married and that the man she was paddleboarding with was her groom, but police could not immediately confirm whether the two were newlyweds. .

jet ski operator told the Nassau Guardian He said he saw the attack from the shore.

“It was crazy because…I was watching them push off the beach,” he said of the pair. “They were laughing and talking.”

When I turned around, all I saw was a man on a board.

“When I saw that guy alone on the board, I said she must have fallen,” he said. “That’s when I actually heard his faint cries for help.”

Monday’s attack was the second shark attack in the Bahamas in nearly two weeks. Reuters

The woman’s death was the second shark attack in the Bahamas in less than two weeks, where such attacks are fairly rare.

On November 21st, a 47-year-old German woman went missing after encountering a shark while diving off the coast of West End, Grand Bahama Island.

In September 2022, a 58-year-old American woman was attacked and killed by a shark while snorkeling with her family off the coast of New Providence.

with post wire

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